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Melosira americana Kützing 1844

Publication details
Melosira americana Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 30: fig. 69

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Orthoseira americana (Kützing) Round, R.M.Crawford & D.G.Mann ex Spaulding & Kociolek

Type information
Type locality: Tropical America (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Lindenberg comm. Binder; freshwater. (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to America.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Spaulding, S.A. & Kociolek, J.P. (1998). The diatom genus Orthoseira: ultrastructure and morphological variation in two species from Madagascar with comments on nomenclature in the genus. Diatom Research 13(1): 133-147, 4 figs, 1 table.

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